DR. Yohuru Dr. Yohuru Williams is Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1998.
Dr. Williams is the author, editor, and co-editor of eight books including Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven (Blackwell, 2006), Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement (Routledge, 2015), Teaching U.S. beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008) and The Black Panthers: Portraits of an Unfinished Revolution (Nation Books, 2016). Dr. Williams has appeared on a variety of local and national radio and television programs and was featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary “Jackie Robinson,” the Stanley Nelson PBS documentary “The Black Panthers” and the History Channel docuseries “The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen.” Dr. Williams’ scholarly articles have appeared in the American Bar Association’s Insights on Law and Society, the Organization of American Historians’ Magazine of History, The Black Scholar, the Journal of Black Studies, Pennsylvania History, Delaware History, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights and the Black History Bulletin.
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